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As @EricS mentioned, the word algorithm will trigger the word "abstract" which is hard to get around once it is invoked. It doesn't really matter if it is one or two provisional applications since one or more non-provisionals can get the benefit of one or more provisionals. No one-to-one correspondence needed. The only reason I can think of would ...


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Regarding the decision of filing one or two provisional applications, George White's answer is very on point. You should be aware though that presentations of information are not patentable in many countries, for example most if not all European countries. At the EPO, this is enshrined in Art. 52(d) of the European Patent Convention. When presentations of ...


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As previously mentioned, this is a challenging area for patentability and it is more important that you draft the application in sufficient detail to describe the practical application of the algorithm and the inventive concept of your invention so you can argue against a potential rejection under Section 101. It may not be in your best interest to file a ...


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It means that any software that uses it is possibly in violation. But whether you're actually finally found guilty of being in violation is up to a jury to decide. You could, however, be sued at any time which means- unless you have very significant legal reserves typically into the millions of dollars- an end to your product and or company. Virtually ...


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The '915 patent was one of the patents Apple asserted in both the Samsung case and the HTC case. It is now in an exparte reexamination that I believe was initiated anonymously. Anyone can follow it in Public PAIR. The effective application number for the reexamination is 90/012,332. The claim 1 above and several others have been rejected in a non-final ...


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It seems to me that US5778372 could be simply described as a web browser loading a web page with a background element on the body tag. The background tag was introduced in the HTML3.0 spec. The following is a quote from a draft dated 28th March 1995 BACKGROUND This can be used to specify a URI for an image tile to cover the document ...


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